Hidden Villa models a regenerative, organic agriculture that respects the capacity and wildness of the land, honors labor, and values animal welfare. Our small-scale cyclical system integrates best practices in holistic management and grazing, demonstrates biomimicry, and practical applications of farm-scale engineering. The food we produce feeds our local community, supports our educational programs, and is the best communicator of the quality that comes from practicing responsible agriculture.
As a nonprofit partner within the Bay Area agricultural landscape, we strive to be ambassadors and stewards for the many thoughtful farmers and ranchers that use their farming practices to regenerate the landscape and nourish our local communities. To that end, we:
- Model methods and educate our community about regenerative and sustainable practices and how critical they are to our agricultural system
- Facilitate farm-to-table classes that connect people with to their food and flowers
- Host conversations that demystify the nuances of our local food system
- Strive to be a conduit of values exchange between food producers and consumers
Integral to our understanding of being a responsible partner is the way in which we share the food we produce with our community. We have a robust Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, with members who purchase weekly produce basket and flower bouquets. By buying locally, these CSA members reduce their carbon footprint and support Hidden Villa (and are able to enjoy the delicious “fruits of our labor”)! In addition, we are proud to donate more than 11,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce annually to our local food bank. After providing for our CSA members and donating to the community, our remaining yield of produce along with our meat and eggs is sold at the Los Altos Farmers Market.
Through all of these practices, we hope to inspire broader participation in Silicon Valley’s regenerative food system and encourage value-driven food choices across all age groups.